Friday, April 28, 2017

Jay and Krista's Wedding at the Black Horse Inn... Rain, First look and Encounter with the horsies :)

My first meeting with this couple was at the Black Horse Inn…
I fell in love with their venue … farm, barn, horses… outdoor beauty.  And the couple knows exactly what they like to happen during their big day.

BUT then the wedding day came,

and the weather did not cooperate… but that did not affect Jay and Krista’s happy and excited mood.  Walking back and forth from the main venue to the other building under rain and a little bit of mud was a challenge.. the groom offered me an umbrella so I can go to Krista and her family for portraits.

I did bring my own umbrella ;-)

Little does Jay know that Krista and her group are cooking up a surprise number for him to be rendered after the ceremony ;-)


Krista is full of energy and enthusiasm… She infects people around her and yes, definitely, no sign of any panic in her. Like time is not an issue… we ran a little behind that we were unable to take photos of the family before the wedding but the bride conquered her wedding…with the support of sisters, mother and best friends.  She said something about my photos that inspired me more and I thanked her for it.


The “first look” photos was not how I knew it was gonna be.. it was even better. They made a game for Jay and the groomsmen.  I was tempted to help out in opening the nail polish :p

And the prize,  is for Jay to see her bride …


It was emotional, even for me..  Krista said “that’s sweet” and everybody else thought the same. 


A mini-celebration between Jay, Krista and their gang in front of my camera, before the wedding:


And they said “I do”.


And Krista’s surprise gift to the groom… is the song entitled “all u need is love”… with full musical cast.


And my favorite part of this wedding of course, is being with the bridal party, Jay, Krista and yes,….

… the horses. 


The guys wanted some photos with the umbrellas, so wish granted J



And guess who walked in, in the middle of our shoot?


To Jay and Krista, congratulations guys! You’re both sweet people and may the bliss and success of marriage be yours always.




Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kristi and Alex - Engagement - Manassas Battlefield - Virginia

This is my first engagement session here in Virginia.
I met Alex and Kristi thru a wedding website and we first had our meeting at Starbucks.

I would say not only they love and picked me for their wedding and engagement, but I would say, the feeling was mutual.

And we hit it off during our engagement session.. which was chilly to start with...

we picked out 3 spots in the Manassas Battlefield park.
Our first stop was the Stone bridge..

Next stop was the Stone House... definitely windy once we got there...

In having fun, we were on a roll..

Our last stop, was the visitors center...

And of course, the session gotta end with the "jen wright photography DIP"...

tO kRISti and ALex,
we are excited to photograph your Marine wedding at the Farm in 2017...

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sarah and Alvaro's Wedding at the Fernbank Natural History Museum

I rarely blog about both the engagement and wedding of the same couple (just trying to squeeze in a time to do it :))

But I can't pass on this couple.

I simply loved the aura that their wedding gave from start to finish.

Yes, it's probably partly the venue, where they also had their engagement session, but this time the setting was entirely different. Not only, there were dinos in the background, but they themed the wedding for the Oct. 31 holiday... with masks and pumpkins.

As I wait for Sarah to put on her dress, I shot the details of her wedding dress, etc..
I spot a dinosaur outside our window,

She started getting ready...

Alvaro is definitely glowing with joy Sarah walks down the aisle ..

Here comes Sarah..

And my favorite bride and groom photos:

Don't forget about the dinosaurs...

But again, I had to say it one last time, I simply loved the aura that their wedding gave from start to finish.... everybody was kind, and having fun, in a not rowdy way...

the groom and some of the guests were comical, really having fun with everybody,

to the Aunt. I forgot if Beth was her name,who showed us around when we got to the venue,
the bridesmaids who assisted me in getting shot details during bride preparation,
one of the groomsmen who brought us drinks, just right after the wedding,

to all their guests,

thank you..

but most of all, to the bride and groom, both down-to-earth, thank you for making our job as photographers fun...

A long and lasting marriage to both of you Sarah and Alvaro... we hope you love your photos.